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Mudgee - By-election (Roll: 3,933)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Friday, 6 May 1887, Polling: Wednesday, 11 May 1887
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Carden, John Hoare Protectionist 855 45.48
Haynes, John (Elected) Free Trade 1,025 54.52
Formal Votes 1,880
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,880 47.80
Cause Category: Resignation - Government Job
Notes: A G Taylor resigned to become Examiner of Patents, a position created by a new act of parliament. (Reported SMH 22 April 1887)
Source: Names taken from brief report of nominations, Daily Telegraph 7 May 1887, p.5 col.4. Totals from Year-Book of Australia (1888) p.411. Incomplete results were published in SMH 12 May 1887, p.10 col.4, with a final report on 14 May, p.12 col.6 indicating a majority of 165 votes but without giving vote tallies. Daily Telegraph also carried majority report on 14 May. The Year-Book results are close to the reported majority.